We understand that having surgery is a stressful thing. That’s why we’ve compiled a visual list of do’s and don’ts so you can be less stressed and more prepared.
only enough money to cover any required insurance co-pays
wash and dry your hair before coming to the Surgical Center (It could be a day or longer before you can do these things again.)
Brush Your Teeth
do not swallow any water, toothpaste or mouthwash
Bring a Case to Safely Store Breakables
i.e eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and dentures (partials or retainers)
Bring Eye Drops & Respiratory Inhalers
(breathing treatments) if you use them
Wear Only Cotton Undergarments
all others may have to be removed for procedures
cash, credit cards, checkbooks, jewelry, items of sentimental value, or valuable items (including valuable clothing)
Bring Valuable Electronics
laptop computers, personal music and game players, and cellular phones should also be left at home, unless your care partner can accept responsibility for their safety
Use Hair Spray, Perfume, or Cologne or Lotions
of any kind
Wear Make-up or Mascara
nail polish use is discouraged
if you are having breast or shoulder surgery
all jewelry, including body jewelry and wedding bands, must be removed before surgery
You may bring reading materials.
The Surgical Center is not responsible for lost items.